About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is a writing instructor and spiritual director living in Minneapolis, MN. She is a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board artists’ fellowship, the Loft Career Initiative Grant, and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir
Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir
On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness
Hannah, Delivered:  A Novel

Elizabeth’s work is anthologized in Views from the Loft, Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers and My Red Couch and Other Stories on Seeking a Feminist Faith. She has published essays and short memoirs in The Christian Century, Fourth Genre, Many Mountains Moving, The Florida Review, and other literary and religious journals.

Elizabeth is profiled in Jon Spayde’s new book, How to Believe, in which Spayde interviews a vast variety of people of faith as part of his own quest.

Elizabeth teaches memoir, essay and journal writing at the Loft Literary Center, United Theological Seminary, and Hamline University. Her current class offerings are listed on this website. You can read her Loft profile here.

Information on hiring Elizabeth as a writing coach, teacher, or speaker.

www.mnartists.org: An online database of Minnesota artists and organizations.  Includes Elizabeth’s information.
www.stonetreeuu.org: Stonetree serves Unitarian Universalist congregations by offering a UU recommended resource directory, of which Elizabeth is a part.
www.twincircles.org: The website for Sacred Circle Dance in the Twin Cities, where Elizabeth leads dance.
www.lgbtran.org: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network which features a profile of Elizabeth.